Kansas City Calendar of Events

GOAL: to help promote awareness and attendance for charitable, fundraising, civic, sporting and social events; to avoid scheduling conflicts on events and to help recruit new volunteers for some worthy causes.


Calendar of Events - September


- MORE events for TODAY and LATER are after you see these "plus" signs again:


Through Sept 23-PeaceWorks’ 28th Annual
UNplaza Art Fair, Southmoreland Park (same as 2017), 4600 Oak St, Kansas City, MO 64111; just to the west of the Nelson-Atkins Museum, between Oak St. and Warwick Blvd; MAP; Artwork by local artists—with prices ranging from low to high; Our fair benefits first the artists—to whom we are grateful!—and then PeaceWorks; Website

Through Sept 23-87th Annual
Plaza Art Fair, nine city blocks of the Country Club Plaza, 47th & Broadway, Kansas City, Missouri 64112; FREE Admission; featuring 240 artists, 23 restaurant booths and three live music stages. The Plaza Art Fair is a top-ranked, national art event and continues to be a weekend of people simply celebrating art and each other, as well as Kansas City’s unofficial welcome to the fall season; Kid Friendly; rain or shine. We will monitor National Weather Service Advisory in cases of inclement weather; Facebook Page; www.plazaartfair.com
ARTIST LIST WITH BOOTH NUMBERS (alphabetically within each medium)
Main Stage (on the Wornall Bridge)
Ink Live! Stage (Ward Parkway & Pennsylvania - near Plaza III)
90.1 KKFI Community Stage (Nichols & Central - near Starbucks)
Sunday: 11am-5pm
PARKING: All of the Country Club Plaza parking garages are open and free to the public. PARKING MAP
Handicapped parking is available in all Plaza parking lots and garages. Valencia Garage at 47th Street & Pennsylvania offers an especially ample amount of handicapped parking.
Individuals with mobility concerns and companions are invited to participate in accessibility hour at the Plaza Art Fair. It will be from 11am to noon on Sunday Sept. 25. However, the Plaza Art Fair is fully accessible to all individuals with mobility concerns during all hours throughout the weekend.
BICYCLE PARKING: in the Granada Garage (near Country Club Bank Drive-Thru), Valencia Garage (top level) and Central Garage (near Classic Cup Café)
KIDS ART WORKSHOP: on Broadway, across the street from Helzberg Diamonds; interactive and creative projects for kids! All ages are welcome!
DOGS: are always welcome on the Country Club Plaza. The Plaza Art Fair is a unique three-day event that can be challenging for pets. We want to keep all Art Fair attendees – human and furry friends – happy. We ask that pet owners use their best judgement to determine whether or not the Art Fair is the right event for their dog. Tips from our friends at the Humane Society

Through Sept 23-The 42nd Season of
Kansas City Renaissance Festival:
Shamrocks & Shenanigans
, 628 N 126th St., Bonner Springs, KS 66012; MAP; 10:00am-7:00pm each day; The 16th century village offers a day like no other to eager visitors from across the Midwest. A one of a kind experience - Relive history the fun way! Rain or shine; Free Parking; Contact KC Renfest; www.kcrenfest.com
Celebrate Irish and Celtic culture! A number of unique vendors and themed competitions: Annual Fencing Competition; Shamrock Scramble; Best Kilt Contest; Mr. Renaissance Competition; Hula Hoop Competition

Through Sept 23-OPEN SPACES, The Village in Swope Park, south of the Southeast Community Center, 4201 E 63rd St, Kansas City, MO 64130; MAP; All activities within the Village are FREE and open to the public! openspaceskc.com
Free Prints in the Park - 12:00-3:00pm; live printmaking w/ a homemade portable etching press
TASK Parties - 2:30-5:00pm
Kansas City Rumba Collective - 2:30-3:45pm; unique Afro-Cuban music
Origami with Dalene Depriest - 3:00-4:00pm
Portuguese Fado - 4:30-6:30pm; Ensemble Ibérica; fado, a folk music
Victor & Penny and the Loose Change Orchestra - 4:30-6:00pm; Jeff Freling (guitar, vocals) and Erin McGrane (vocals, ukulele)

Through Sept 23-Events at the Kansas City Zoo, 6800 Zoo Dr, Kansas City, Missouri 64132; Website
Sept 22-23-Species Spotlight: Pachyderms
Sept 22-23-Humboldt Penguin March

Through Sept 23-Wild West Days, Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop & Farm, Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop & Farm, 1200 E. Kansas City Road, Olathe, KS 66061; due to the high volume of animals and gunfire, please leave your pets at home. Service animals are permitted; 913-971-5111; Website
--Chuckwagon Cook-Off - Saturday Only
--Rose Marie's Fiesta Mexicana Dancers - Sunday only
--Performances from the Whip Guy, Wicked Liars, and more!
--Stagecoach rides-Watch out for those stagecoach robberies!
--Cowboy encampments
--Visiting animals including Levi & Samson, the oxen from Grassy Ridge Oxen.
--1860s living history demonstrations
--Lots of activities for kids: roping, 1860s games & laundry, and more!
Some activities require an extra fee:
branding, gold panning, leather stamping, learning to drive from Rocking M Miniatures, air-gun shooting gallery and making an 'S' Hook for ages 8 & up
--Enjoy an omelet from the Santa Fe Trail Rotary Club 7:30-10am in the Heritage Center on Saturday only. Cost is $8/omelet and includes admission to Wild West Days
--Purchase your root beer & cream soda from Doc's Root Beer (cash only)
--Food available for purchase from the Olathe Noon Optimist Club and Boy Scout Troop 494 (cash only)
PARKING: at Olathe North High School 600 E. Prairie, Olathe, KS, to catch a free shuttle to the Heritage Center.
Family Friendly Admission: $5/person ages 5 & up, includes live entertainment, one stagecoach ride, living history demonstrations and more!
Sunday 11am-4pm

Through Sept 23-The MET's Season 14:
, Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre at The Warwick, 3927 Main, KCMO 64111; MAP; www.metkc.org
Winner - 1965 Tony Award, Best Author of a Play
Nominee - 1965 Tony Award, Best Play
Directed by Bob Paisley
Featuring Tony Beasley as Felix Unger and Scott Cordes as Oscar Madison
This classic comedy opens as the guys assemble for cards in the apartment of divorced Oscar Madison. And if the mess is any indication, it's no wonder that his wife left him. Late to arrive is Felix Unger, who has just been separated from his wife. Fastidious, depressed, and none too tense, Felix seems suicidal, but as the action unfolds, Oscar becomes the one with murder on his mind when the clean freak and the slob decide to room together.
• Wildly, irresistibly, incredibly and continuously funny. – The New York Daily News
• There is scarcely a moment that is not hilarious. - The New York Times
TICKETS: 816-569-3226; boxoffice@metkc.org; All seats are General Admission
SPECIAL TICKET PRICES for students, seniors and young professionals - Contact the Box Office

Through Sept 23-Third Shot's A Charm
Pickleball Festival 2 (TSAC 2), Hy-Vee Arena, 1800 Genessee Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64102; MAP; If you thought TSAC 1 was amazing, TSAC 2 is gonna blow your mind! Thank you Franklin Sports, the festival's title sponsor, for making TSAC 2 amazing! Can't wait to see you in Kansas City! Facebook Page
Open Play 8am-2pm

Through Sept 23-⚾ Kansas City ROYALS at Detroit Tigers (AL Central); TV: FOX Sports KC; Website
Sun 12:10pm CDT

Through Sept 23-FREE STATE FESTIVAL, Lawrence Arts Center, 940 New Hampshire Street, Lawrence, KS 66044; 785.843.2787; Website
Film * Music * Art * Ideas
Sept 23-
3:30-4:30pm; FILM - STUDENT SHORTS
5:00-6:00pm; IDEAS - Critics & Cranberries
6:00-9:00pm; ART - Echoes Through a Greenspace
9:00-11:00pm; MUSIC - After Party with JC Brooks Band
Festival Pass – SOLD OUT!

Through Sept 23-LENEXA OUTDOOR CONCERT SERIES, Sar-Ko-Par Trails Park (87th Street Parkway & Lackman Road), FREE admission; Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and picnic dinner and enjoy a variety of music; Website
Sept 23 - The Recliners (Classic rock cover band playing radio hits from the late 60s through the 70s); 6pm

American Legion Hall, 7500 West 75th Street, Overland Park, Kansas; Map; $15.00; Come and enjoy a delicious meal!! www.germaniakc.org; Facebook Page
Reservations by Wednesday, September 26th: Karen (913) 381-8273
Cocktails 6:00pm, cash bar
Dinner 7:00pm
Red Cabbage
Mashed Potatoes

Through Sept 30-WORLD PREMIERE of
, KC Repertory Theatre, Spencer Theatre, 4949 Cherry, KCMO; MAP to Spencer Theatre; 816.235.2700; kcrep.org
Music by Grammy winner Jason Howland (Broadway’s LITTLE WOMEN)
Book and Lyrics by Steve Kluger
Based on the book By Steve Kluger
Direction and Musical Staging by two-time Tony nominee Jeff Calhoun (last year’s BETWEEN THE LINES)
By Special Arrangement with Daryl Roth
The story of Joey Margolis, an imaginative and tenacious boy being raised by his mother and aunt in early 1940s Brooklyn. He and his best friend Craig Nakamura write letters to their hero, Charlie Banks, the all-star third basemen for the New York Giants, in hopes of his helping them impress and suppress the neighborhood bullies. An unlikely friendship is formed between the two boys and Charlie, and as the turbulent events of the dawn of the Second World War unfold, bonds are formed that will last forever. A poignant and hilarious tale of baseball, hero worship, and the gift of true friendship.
PARKING: Parking is always FREE for patrons of KC Rep! Patrons may park in the faculty lot adjacent to the theatre, or on Levels 5 and 6 of the garage at 50th & Cherry Streets. An elevated covered walkway to Spencer Theatre is located on level 5. Parking Directions
Single Tickets Online
Box office hours and Locations
Ticket Pricing and Discounts
Buy a 2018/19 SEASON SUBSCRIPTION today! We offer a variety of different subscription packages to suit every patron. Reserving season passes gives you the best seats at the lowest prices – and great benefits from KC Rep and our partners! We offer a variety of different subscription packages to suit every patron. Reserving season passes gives you the best seats at the lowest prices – and great benefits from KC Rep and our partners!
Group Pricing - Treat your clients, family, and friends to the MAGIC OF LIVE THEATRE!

Through Sept 30-MY FAIR LADY ♪, Musical Theater Heritage (MTH), Crown Center Shops, Level 3, 2450 Grand Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64108; MAP to Crown Center; MAP inside Crown Center; musicaltheaterheritage.com
TICKETS General Admission; BOX OFFICE: 816.221.6987; TICKETS ONLINE
Six Tony Awards (including Best Musical)
Eight Oscars (including Best Picture)
Based on George Bernard Shaw’s play Pygmalion
Lerner and Loewe’s award-winning story
A chance meeting between two noted British linguists, Prof. Henry Higgins and Col. Hugh Pickering, leads to a wager that will test Higgins' skills. After they hear a cockney flower girl caterwaul in the street, Higgins proposes to transform the girl, Eliza Doolittle, into a refined Victorian lady with an aristocratic accent. After some hesitation Eliza agrees to become their test case.

Through Oct 5-Be Part of the Art on First Friday, Pavilion 1 in The City Market, 20 E 5th St, Kansas City, Missouri 64106; 6-10pm; FREE admission; easy FREE evening parking; Facebook Page
• City Market is getting in the First Friday spirit showcasing local artists who will demo their techniques and exhibit their works every First Friday through October. Check out fantastic textiles, prints, jewelry, visual art and even henna body artists! We also offer a fun painting class so you can actually BE an artist.
• This is a budding event that we want to build over time, so come support local artists and get back to the true spirit of First Friday creativity. No need to fight crowds and traffic. Enjoy happy hour and great food at your favorite City Market restaurants and then come visit the artists and listen to music.
• Artists interested in participating, please contact Sue Patterson: call 816-842-1271 or email spatterson@thecitymarket.org. There are no booth fees, but you must pre-register. Please share this information with artists you know!

Through Oct 6-KC MeltingPot Theatre's 6th season:
, Keairnes stage at Just off Broadway Theatre, 3051 Penn Valley Dr, Kansas City, MO 64108 (in Penn Valley Park); MAP; 816-226-8087; info@kcmeltingpot.com; www.justoffbroadway.org; KC MeltingPot Facebook Page; www.kcmeltingpot.com
Directed by Harvey Williams
The most contemporary of August Wilson’s 10-play cycle chronicling African-American life in the 20th century.

Through Oct 11-
Feast of Fountains:
Food Truck Festivals
, various fountain locations; Join KC Parks and local food trucks for Food Truck Festivals to benefit our city's beautiful fountains. We highlight prominent fountains throughout the city, while guests feast on delicious food offerings from KC's favorite food trucks, enjoy live music from local popular bands, and activities for the whole family. A portion of proceeds goes toward the City of Fountains Foundation, a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization committed to the conservation of the historic fountains and sculptures in the Kansas City area.
Oct 11-The Great Lawn, Gregg/Klice Community Center, 1600 John Buck O'Neil Way, Kansas City, MO 64108 (18th & Vine); MAP; 5-7pm; The Pink Ribbon Road Show rolls in for the season finale!

Through Oct 13-SOUNDS ON THE SQUARE, Linden Square, 602 N. 70th St., Gladstone, MO 64118; MAP; All concerts begin at 7pm and are family friendly; Bring a blanket or lawn chair for seating. You may bring in outside food and non-alcoholic beverages. No outside alcohol is allowed, but No. 9 Saloon will have a pop-up bar for alcohol purchases; Website
9/21 - Lyin' Eyes
9/28 - Ramblin Fever
10/13 - Steamboat Bandits / Signal Ridge / Outlaw Jim

Through Oct 13-Summer Concert Series, KCPL District at KC Live! Concerts; under the age of 21, you must be accompanied by an adult; after 9:00pm, you must be 21+; Website
Oct 13-Sprint Family Fun Days; 11am

Through Oct 14-Weekends Only-Plus Columbus Day
The 42nd Season of
Kansas City Renaissance Festival
, 628 N 126th St., Bonner Springs, KS 66012; MAP; 10:00am-7:00pm each day; The 16th century village offers a day like no other to eager visitors from across the Midwest. One of the largest Renaissance Festivals in the United States with an annual attendance of 200,000. A one of a kind experience - Relive history the fun way! Rain or shine; Free Parking; Contact KC Renfest; www.kcrenfest.com
ONE DAY GATE: Adult: $22.95 • Child (5-12): $13.95 • Senior/Student: $20.25
ONE DAY ADVANCED: Adult: $19.95 • Child: $11.50; (Tickets are not date specific)
GROUP (10 or more tickets): (913) 721-2110 or (800) 373-0357
Season Pass, Royal Pass, or Royal Collection TICKET INFO

Through Oct 21-The Coterie is Celebrating 40 years!
, The Coterie Theatre, Crown Center, 2450 Grand Blvd, Suite 144, Kansas City, MO 64108-2520; Map TO Crown Center; Map INSIDE Crown Center; www.thecoterie.org
PARKING is free for patrons with ticket validation at the Coterie Box office
A Coterie World Premiere
By Kevin Willmott
Directed by Chip Miller
Produced in community partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City
For families ages 12+
Length: 75 minutes
Centers on the mentorship Martin Luther King, Jr., receives when he enters Morehouse College at age 15. Through debate over civil disobedience concepts, Morehouse College President, Dr. Benjamin Mays, sets young MLK on a path towards fighting for civil rights.

Through Oct 21-2018-2019 CHESTNUT SEASON
, Chestnut Fine Arts Center, 234 N Chestnut, Olathe, KS 66061; MAP; Ticket Information and Reservations: 913-764-2121; chestnutfac@comcast.net; www.chestnutfinearts.com
Directed by Brad Zimmerman
Rated PG
An uplifting musical play about second chances. It's the journey of a young woman with "a past" who decides to start her life anew working at a small-town diner. It’s a compelling folk musical about unlikely friendships, redemption, and a place to call home. The songs are abundant with warmth, spirit and goodwill. When you leave the theatre, the Spitfire Grill will linger in your mind!
TICKETS: Ticket Information and Reservations: 913-764-2121
Adults - $30; Seniors - $27
Thurs-Sat: 7:30pm
Sun and select Sat matinees: 2pm
Select Wed: 7:30pm

Through Oct 25-Yappy Hour, KC Bier Co, 310 W 79th St, Kansas City, Missouri 64114; 6:00-8:00pm; a delicious way to help homeless pets! KC Bier Co is partnering with Brookside Barkery & Bath, @HopMavens, and Beer Paws for a drink-to-donate fundraiser event.
$1 per spezial biers ordered will be donated, as well as a portion of the Beer Paws sales. Bring your dogs out to our canine-friendly Biergarten and let's pawty! Kid Friendly Facebook Page
4th Thursday of every month:
Sept 27 • Oct 25

Through Oct 27-Events at Lakeside Nature Center, 4701 E. Gregory Blvd., Kansas City, MO 64132; MAP; 816-513-8960; KC Parks Website; Lakeside Nature Center Website
If you have a native Missouri animal in need, please call the Center 816-513-8960 and leave a message. You will be contacted shortly and given instructions on what to do.
The Nature Center needs dog food (both dry and canned), cat food (both dry and canned), black oil sunflower seed, raw peanuts, and Niger seed. Towels of all sizes are always needed in the hospital. Please drop off your donations at the center. Check the wish list page for other items the center needs.
Sept 15 • Sept 29 • Oct 13 and Oct 27:
--Hike Swope Park with a Naturalist; FLYER
Sept 15-Wilma, the Ornate Box Turtle’s Birthday Party; She doesn’t look a year over 70!
Oct 13-Magic Woods; 4-9pm; $5 per person, children under 3 are free

Through Oct 28-Liberty Corn Maze 2018, 17607 NE 52nd, Liberty, Mo 64068, two miles south and east of the intersection of Hwys 291 and 210; MAP; 8 distinct mazes for every level of adventurer. Our rock, rope, tire and soybean mazes offer the perfect challenge for Lil' Sprouts; The large corn maze offers 4 different mazes, with varying lengths and difficulty; Several bridges elevate to the top of the corn for a birds-eye view of the maze; Lost? Corn Helpers for those who might have gotten turned around; No outside food or drink allowed; All purses, backpacks, and bags are subject to being searched; 816-820-5388; libertycornmaze@gmail.com; www.libertycornmaze.com
NEW THIS YEAR: Jumping Pad • Sunflower Maze for kids • Yard Yatzee • Hillbilly Horseshoe games • apple cider • lemonade slushes
Friday: 5-10pm (last admission)
Friday, 10/19 and 10/26: 10am-10pm
Saturday:10am to 10pm (last admission)
Sunday: 10am-5pm in September; 10am-7pm in October
Adult (13 & up) Single Day: $10 plus tax
Child (4-12) Single Day: $8 plus tax
Child (3-under): Free
SEASON PASS (all ages): $30 plus tax
Group Rates Available
Group Rates/Registration Online
On-site concession - Flashlights available for purchase
HILLYBILLY KITCHEN and KAMPFIRES (rentals must be completed in advance)
Sept 29-DJ Ringo’s Music and Karaoke Tracks; 6:00-10:00pm
Oct 6-Mudflap Mafia local band; 7:00-10:00pm
MAZE: "We 💚 KC"

Through Oct 31-Louisburg Cider Mill's
Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze:
"Louisburg Cider Mill Family Farm"
, 14730 K68 Highway, Louisburg, KS 66053-8223; MAP; free parking; 913-837-5202; Facebook Page; Website
$10 admission, children 3 and under are free. Monday-Thursday: Weekday discounted ticket: $6, with the option to add-on a hay ride and jump pillow bracelet for $2 extra.
Ticket includes:
10 acre Corn Maze • Hay Wagon Rides • Children’s Play Area • Spider Web Climber • Mount Sunflower Slide • Farm Animals • Huge Corn Crib • Tricycle Track • Live music • Orchard Trail • Tire Tower • Learning Barn • Bee Hive Exhibit • Giant Swing Set • Low Challenge Elements • Access to our 10 acre Pumpkin Patch (pumpkins sold separately)
Monday – Thursday: 8am-6pm
Fridays & Saturdays: 8am-10pm
Sundays: 9am-6pm

Through Nov 13 (Every Tuesday)-KC Social Ride, Spokes Cafe and Cyclery, 1200 Washington, Suite B, Kansas City, Missouri 64105; 6:00-8:00pm; Looking for a weekly group ride that is all fun and zero judgment? Come hang out after work on Tuesdays! Bring friends - or make friends - as we take a scenic cruise through the downtown area, burn a few calories and break a sweat, and then celebrate with beer and $2 tacos afterward!! A casual, no-drop ride (we'll regroup at certain points along the route and no one is left behind). All types of riders and all types of bikes are welcome. We only have 3 rules: 1) wear your helmet, 2) follow the rules of the road, and 3) have fun! Facebook Page
• Will include things like a pre-ride craft beer tasting session, announcements about upcoming fun rides, “Ask The Mechanic” educational sessions, and a chance to indulge post-ride in Spokes' famous Taco Tuesday
• 4 standard routes rotate weekly. Check our Group page or Twitter feed (@kcsocialride) to see the upcoming route and announcements. Ride leaders and sweepers help navigate the way.
• *Note - all riding on public streets is at your own risk. Please be mindful of traffic rules, other vehicles, fellow riders, and pedestrians. The best ride is a safe ride!

Through Dec 1 (every first Saturday of the month)-
☘️ Browne's Irish Breakfast ☘️, Browne's Irish Marketplace, 3300 Pennsylvania Ave, Kansas City, Missouri 64111; 8:00-11:00am; Kid Friendly; Facebook Page; brownesirishmarket.com
• A traditional fry: Rashers, Bangers, Eggs, Potatoes, tomatoes, beans, Barry's Tea, The Roasterie Kansas City Air Roasted Coffee & juice, Brownes breads.
• Blood pudding on request.
• We offer meatless and child's plates also.
From the bar:
Irish coffee, Boru Vodka Bloody Mary, Mimosa, Emerald Screwdriver, Kerrygold Irish Cream
These are great days to meet a new friend, enjoy some music... something different every time. If you can't be in Ireland, Browne's is the next best place!

Through Dec 8-(every Second Saturday of each month)
All Patriots Breakfast Fundraiser, Lee's Summit VFW, Jack Ray Post 5789, 329 SE Douglas St, Lee's Summit, MO 64063; 8:00-11:00am; Please come out and support us, so we can support our Veterans; Facebook Page
MENU: Pancakes, Eggs, Biscuits, Gravy, Sausage, Fruit, Coffee, Milk, & OJ
To fund-raise for our General Funds account that is used to support local Veterans
$7.00 (kids under 10 yrs are $5.00)

Through Dec (Every Monday)-
Jazzbo's One-Man Band, Jazz (a Louisiana Kitchen), 1823 West 39th Street, Kansas City, MO 64111; MAP; 6-9pm every Monday night; (816) 531-5556; Jazz Kitchen Website; Jazzbo's Facebook Page
Bill “Jazzbo” Hargrave studied at University of Missouri-Kansas City's Conservatory of Music.
He's great with kids and went to clown school at Penn Valley Community College, attending a few clown camps, too. He learned about makeup, costuming, balloon and parlor tricks – standard clown fare, except for one thing. “I didn’t learn how to ride a unicycle,” he said.
This seasoned musician also plays the conch shell. the different sounds are made by sticking his hand in and out of the shell. His repertoire includes jazz and blues stuff, including Miles Davis and Duke Ellington. He can also play “Riders On the Storm,” complete with rolling thunder claps

Through Dec (every First Friday year round)-
FIRST FRIDAYS AT 18TH & VINE; 4:00pm; Website
Spring, Summer, and Fall: Enjoy First Fridays between Vine and Woodland with outdoor jazz, blues, and neo-soul.
November: First Friday moves into the Museums of 18th & Vine Atrium to keep First Fridays hot even if the weather is cool.
A cultural experience of music, art, food, and shopping - local artists and a diverse array of food trucks, The Historic 18th & Vine Jazz District present lively entertainment! Stop in to the American Jazz Museum and Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, check out live music at the Juke House, Blue Room, Mutual Musicians Foundation, Vine Street Studio, and dance at Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey

Through Dec-
The Centennial of World War I,
observed internationally from 2014 through 2018
The National World War I
Museum and Memorial
, 2 Memorial Drive, Kansas City, Missouri 64108;
THURSDAYS AT 2:30pm - Museum Tour, Complimentary with paid admission; Sign-up on Thursdays at the Museum ticketing window; Space is limited on a first come, first serve basis; Explore the Main Gallery with one of our knowledgeable Museum Guides on a tour
SATURDAYS AT 11am - Hands-on History, Near Paul Sunderland Glass Bridge; Complimentary with paid admission; History is brought to life in this family‑friendly program in which kids of all ages are invited to handle Great War artifacts.

2018 KC PARKS Spring and Summer Fun Guide

UNION STATION, 30 West Pershing, KCMO 64108; MAP; Admission to the Union Station building is FREE, but there is a charge for most attractions; (816) 460-2020; www.unionstation.org; EVENTS CALENDAR; TICKETS ONLINE
MODEL RAILROAD EXPERIENCE FREE for all Union Station visitors!! What does 8,000 square feet of toy trains look like? From tiny N-scale model trains to the big G-scale giants of the model train world
• Seats 440 for 2D movies and 380 for 3D movies
• MDI silver screen, 80 feet by 53 feet
• Two 4K digital DCI-compliant Barco projector
• Two lenses with 6.6K lamps
• GDC 4K digital server
Three 9-foot-tall JBL stage speakers behind the screen

Through Jan 6-
Dinosaurs Alive! 3D on Regnier Extreme Screen
Price: General Admission $6

Through Jan 6-
Journey Across America
, Bank of America Gallery; Photos are not only allowed, but encouraged! Website
Join us on this fascinating journey back to prehistoric time. A time when dinosaurs ruled and roamed the earth. A time when the world as we know it was being violently and radically transformed . . . forever! Travel back 252 million years as we reveal dinosaurs that inhabited what is now North America (this prehistoric drama played out in our own backyards!) You will dig deep into life during the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous periods. Learn about the very latest dinosaur discoveries and hear from scientists who will change the way you’ve always thought about these remarkable creatures. But that’s only the beginning...
DIFFERENT FROM THE BIG TRAVELING SHOWS: It will be self-produced and it will rest largely on local expertise. The KU Paleontological Institute and the MU-Kansas City's School for Geosciences and Paleontology have world-class collections, knowledge and content that will give 'Dinosaurs Revealed' a true local flavor.
ANIMATRONICS: Brings you face-to-face with 26 moving life-sized dinosaur models; See them move, hear them roar and experience their complexity and vast diversity. Even as science refines dinosaur knowledge, including details as to the positions of their nostrils to aspects as perplexing as the color of their feathers – there is so much more yet to discover.
PALEONTOLOGIST HANGOUT: Meet real dinosaur hunters who’ve led real expeditions. Walk through the most prolific North American dinosaur dig sites and learn what it takes to reveal and recover fossilized remains. Examine two massive full body skeletons, dozens of actual fossils and get hands-on digging for new evidence.
"HALL OF SKULLS" - a time trip through the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous periods in North America.
INTERACT with a 3D augmented reality volcano, dinosaur tracks, puzzles and more.
HOURS: plan to spend at least 60 minutes exploring this exhibition; Last tickets are to be sold 60 minutes prior to exhibition closing.
Summer | July 3-Sept 3
Monday - Friday: 10am-6pm
Saturday: 10am-7pm
Sunday: 10am-5pm
Fall/Winter | Sept 4 - Jan 6
Monday - Friday: 10am-5pm
Saturday: 10am-7pm
Sunday: 11am-5pm
TICKETS: (*Excludes taxes and fees)
General Admission
Weekday: $15*
Weekend: $17.95*
VIP Voucher - Adds the flexibility to visit exhibition any time. Adult or Child: $20*
Union Station Member Pricing - $12.50*
Group Tickets for 15 or more. Book a school field trip or company event today!
Group - Adult: $12.50*
Group - Children: $9*
Purchase a Dinosaurs Revealed ticket and add a Science City visit at a reduced rate:
General Admission: $8.00*
Groups (15+): $5.00*
a live performance venue equipped with sophisticated sound and lighting systems and audio visual technology, providing the ideal location for business presentations, seminars and live entertainment.
Light-years of improvement:
♦ Dual-4K RSA Cosmos projection system
♦ 5.1 surround sound system
♦ 150 brand-new custom dome recliners
♦ Audience area fully accessible with ramps, companion seating, booster seats, and giant bean-bag chairs
♦ The Midwest’s most detailed and clear 360-degree views of the cosmos.
♦ The new system delivers 11-times the resolution, over 5-times higher contrast ratio and up to 3-times greater brightness than the previous system. Get in under the 60-foot-diameter dome, and get ready for a 3D trip projection!
--General admission $7.00 (all ages); Union Station Members FREE; One of the largest planetariums in the Midwest. Combining interactive astronomy education with spectacular public shows and night sky viewing opportunities
--The mission of Science City is to help motivate young people to become interested in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education. Astronomy, in many ways, is the biggest science of all.
SCIENCE CITY - Adults $13.50; Youth (3-12) $11.50; Senior (60+) $13.50; Union Station Members FREE; Science City Map; Features interactive exhibits and offers a hands-on experience that's so much fun you won't realize how much you're learning. Train to be an astronaut, dig for fossils, or ride a bicycle 30 feet off the ground, there's a whole world of discovery waiting to be explored in Science City!

💲THE MONEY MUSEUM, Federal Reserve Bank Of Kansas City, 1 Memorial Drive, Kansas City, Missouri 64198; FREE admission; Learn about the economy through our hands-on exhibits for all ages; Cameras welcome, but please...no photos of our security equipment, personnel or Cash operations.; 816-881-2683; KCMoneyMuseum@kc.frb.org; Website
💲 VALID PHOTO ID Required for guests 18+:
U.S. residents: State issued ID or passport
International guests: Valid passport
X-ray screening and metal detection are required for all visitors.
9:30am-4pm Monday-Friday; Closed on weekends and Bank holidays. (We will be closed on April 6, 2017.)
Walk-in guests are welcome any time. Reservations are not required. Our free, walk-in experience allows you to see all of the exhibits and use our audio and iPad guided tour options.
Guided tours are available to student groups with 12-50 attendees and require 15-day of advance registration. To schedule a tour, complete our
tour form.

Every Saturday and Sunday-Year-Round!!
City Market Farmers’ Market, 20 E. 5th Street, Suite 201, Kansas City, MO 64106; MAP; thecitymarket.org
March - October:
Saturdays: 6:00am-3:00pm; Sundays: 8:00am-3:00pm
November - February
Saturdays: 7:00am-3:00pm; Sundays: 8:00am-3:00pm
Rain or shine, the region's largest farmers’ market can be found at the City Market. More than 140 vendor stalls burst with bedding plants, fruits, vegetables, herbs, fresh baked goods and other sweets, cut flowers and crafts made by local artisans; the finest produce and many organic foods all fresh from Missouri and the surrounding region.
Great benefits and value can be found here while also supporting local farmers.


Sept 23-Red Cross BLOOD DRIVE; Emergency need for blood and platelets; Access RapidPass (must be done day of donation); www.redcrossblood.org
Immanuel Lutheran Church
1700 Westport Road
Kansas City, MO 64111

Sept 23-Get your Rear in Gear - Kansas City 5K Run/ Walk & Kids Fun Run, Zona Rosa, 8640 N. Dixson Avenue, Kansas City, MO 64153; 7:30am-11:00am; Free parking available around Zona Rosa; Stacie Moody: kansascity@getyourrearingear.com; Website
A benefit for Get Your Rear in Gear - Kansas City (Colon Cancer); All of the proceeds are tax deductible
Through Sept 19 at midnight
Adult: $30; Youth (12 and under): $12; Kids’ Fun Run (10 and under): $12; everyone gets a shirt but to be guaranteed one please register by September 3
Race Day
Adult: $40; Youth (12 and under): $15; Kids’ Fun Run (10 and under): $15
Please note: fees are non-refundable and race bibs are non-transferable and we do our best to ensure
ONLINE REGISTRATION: closes Wednesday, September 19 at midnight

Sept 23-Art of the Machine: Plain ol' A's Model A Ford Club, The City Market, 20 E. 5th Street, Kansas City, MO 64106; MAP; 10am-2pm; Enjoy a great day in the City Market! Deb Connors; 816-842-1271; dconnors@copaken-brooks.com; thecitymarket.org

Sept 23-⚽ SPORTING Kansas City vs Philadelphia Union, Talen Energy Stadium, Chester; 12:00-2:00pm CT; Broadcast: ESPN; www.sportingkc.com

Sept 23-🏈 Kansas City CHIEFS 1st Home Game of the Regular Season vs San Francisco 49ers; Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, MO; 1:00pm ET; FOX; www.chiefs.com

Sept 23-Angels of Kansas City Hospice present
LIVE...from Kansas City, it's SUNDAY NIGHT!!!
, KC Live! Block at Power & Light District, 1100 Walnut, KCMO 64106; 5:00-8:00pm; A portion of the proceeds are tax deductible; A benefit for Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care; Casual Dress; 816-363-2600; info@kchospice.org; Website
We’re raising money for all things Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care, including: the Kansas City Hospice House™, NorthCare Hospice, Solace House, Camp Erin, Camp Carousel, Kansas City Palliative Home Care, Carousel Pediatric & Perinatal Programs, and much more! Join us for a night to remember for a great cause!
FREE VALET PARKING with every ticket purchased! No physical tickets will be issued; your name will be on the guest list at check in.
FIRE AND LIGHT SHOW from Flowtricks Entertainment
MUSIC from Kansas City Jazz Trio!
MAGIC by Tom Burgoon and much, much more!
FOOD/DRINK Enjoy open bars and food from the outstanding chefs in Power and Light, including The Bristol, Cleaver & Cork, The Gallery, Kill Devil Club, Leinenkugel’s and McFadden’s Sports Saloon.
WINE PULL Donate $20 and pull a cork to win a bottle of wine worth $20 or more!
SPIN THE PRIZE WHEEL take a chance for $20 and win a prize valued at $20 and up.
SNL PRIMETIME RAFFLE features more than a dozen prize packages valued at $1,000 or more – offering travel, sports and dining experiences. Raffle tickets are available regardless of whether you attend Sunday Night Live. You need not be present to win.
TICKETS ONLINE $125.00 – $325.00

Sept 24-Red Cross BLOOD DRIVE; Emergency need for blood and platelets; Access RapidPass (must be done day of donation); www.redcrossblood.org
Lifetime Fitness OP
6800 West 138th St
Overland Park, KS 66223

Sept 24-Oktoberfest, The Rheinland Restaurant, 208 North Main Street, Independence, MO 64050; Come by today and enjoy our Authentic German Cuisine! 816-461-5383; Website

Sept 25-Red Cross BLOOD DRIVE; Emergency need for blood and platelets; Access RapidPass (must be done day of donation); www.redcrossblood.org
Leawood at State Line
2140 W. 137th Terrace
Leawood, KS 66224
Ruskin Company
3900 Dr. Greaves Road
Grandview, MO 64030
Riverside Community Center
4498 NW High Drive
Riverside, MO 64150

Sept 25-26-⚾ Kansas City ROYALS at Cincinnati Reds (NL Central); TV: FOX Sports KC; Website
Tue 5:40pm CDT
Wed 5:40pm CDT

Sept 25-28-Youth Rodeo, Hale Arena, American Royal Complex, 1701 American Royal Ct., Kansas City, MO 64102; MAP; Noon; (816) 221-9800; www.americanroyal.com
•  Youth from across the country compete at this one of a kind rodeo. Everyone is welcome to apply and compete. Selections are made for the rodeo performances while all other applicants compete in slack.
•  The champion in each event will win a hand-made belt buckle and prize money. There is $2,500 added in prize money with the bragging rights of being the American Royal Champion!
•   The Junior division is for ages 13 and under and the Senior division is for ages 14-18.
Everyone must have a ticket to watch the youth rodeo performances. Tickets are only $5 and can be purchased day of at the box office or in advance through Ticketmaster; TICKETS ONLINE

Sept 26-Red Cross BLOOD DRIVE; Emergency need for blood and platelets; Access RapidPass (must be done day of donation); www.redcrossblood.org
Genesis Health Clubs
13370 S. Blackfoot Drive
Olathe, KS 66062
Frontier STEM High School
6455 E Commerce Avenue
Kansas City, MO 64120

Sept 26-Dining for Dollars, O'Dowd's Gastrobar, 4742 Pennsylvania Ave, Kansas City, MO 64412; 5:00-10:00pm; A fundraiser to support Habitat for Humanity of Kansas City.
Show the Facebook Event on your phone or tell the waitress you’re supporting Habitat for Humanity Kansas City and 25% of your total bill will be donated to Habitat KC! Kid Friendly; Facebook Page; Website

Sept 27-Red Cross BLOOD DRIVE; Emergency need for blood and platelets; Access RapidPass (must be done day of donation); www.redcrossblood.org
Fairfield Inn & Suites
1101 N. 4th Street
Leavenworth, KS 66048

Sept 27-Bike Night: The Kaopectones, Worth Harley-Davidson®, 9400 NW Prairie View Road, Kansas City, MO 64153; MAP; 6:00-9:00pm; FREE; 800.799.BIKE (2453); 816.420.9000; Website Calendar
Outdoor park-like Events Center has a 28x16 ft stage, state-of-the-art sound, light, video equipment, and a 17 ft high-definition video board,
Enjoy food and beverages, as the Center includes a full kitchen to prepare delicious BBQ. Inclement weather need not deter anyone. There is a “wall of fire” and fire pit for cool nights,as well as misters to beat the summer heat.

21c Salon: Public and Social Spaces
, 21c Museum Hotel, 219 W 9th St, Kansas City, MO 64105; 5:30pm; openspaceskc.com

Sept 27-Folly Theater’s 36th season of
Ramsey Lewis and Urban Knights
, The Folly Theater, 300 W 12th St, Kansas City, Missouri 64105; MAP; 8:00pm; After “trying out retirement”, Lewis was bored and wanted to get back to performing. Join us in welcoming him and the Urban Knights to the Folly Theater for our season kick-off concert! Lewis is best known as an icon in the contemporary jazz scene, performing on the piano for over 50 years with cross over into the pop & R&B charts; follytheater.org

Sept 27-Romeo Santos, Sprint Center, 1407 Grand Boulevard, Kansas City, MO 64106; MAP; 816.949.7000 (Box Office); www.sprintcenter.com

Sept 27-30-WESTPORT
OKTOBERFEST CELEBRATION, on the streets and in the bars of Westport; FREE Admission, however there will be a charge to access specific VIP areas and the "Tasting of the Eight" on Thursday; Website
The following may charge $10 to park:
Manor Square Parking garage, 4050 Pennsylvania Ave, Kansas City, Missouri 64111; (816) 531-1248)
Sunfresh parking lot, 4001 Mill St, Kansas City, MO 64111
Please park on the street if you want to park for free; however, please note where NOT to park for certain hours on this map: PARKING MAP WITH LEGEND
--Tasting of the Eight – Explore ten great Oktoberfest-style beers at participating bars. $10 gets you a passport for eight (8) 3oz. samples of Oktoberfest brews, plus one pint of your favorite sample at the participating bar/restaurant; MORE INFO and TICKETS ONLINE
--Stein Hoisting Competition; 7:30-10pm
--Outdoor bars will keep the beer flowing
--Array of delicious German fare
--Exclusive Oktoberfest merchandise sales
--German games
--WeinZeit wine tasting with local Kansas City wineries
--Live entertainment on the main stage at the corner of Pennsylvania Ave. and Westport Rd.
--VIP ONLY: only BierHaus Tent – Enjoy Oktoberfest-style beers that are exclusively available during the event.
--Family-friendly games and activities through 5pm
--Exclusive Oktoberfest merchandise sales
--Wiener Dog Races
--WeinZeit wine tasting with local Kansas City wineries
--Sausage Fest – Enjoy brats, kielbasa, frankfurters, German potato salad and three kinds of sauerkraut during the Sausage Party!
--Live entertainment on the main stage at the corner of Pennsylvania Avenue and Westport Road
--VIP ONLY: only BierHaus Tent – Enjoy Oktoberfest-style beers that are exclusively available during the event.
--LEDERHOSEN LAP 5k Run and KINDER RUN (Kids); 9-11am; All runners receive a SUPER SOFT tech shirt, Oktoberfest pint glass, FREE entry to the VIP BierHaus Tent, and finishers over 21 receive a free beer after the race. "Ein Prosit, ein Prosit der Gemütlichkeit..."
9:00am CDT - 5K
9:00am CDT - Sponsor Shirt Sign Up
9:45-10:00am CDT - Kinder Run (kids fun run)
All charity proceeds go to the Westport Business League
15% off the registration price, until race day! You MUST register at this LINK and use this code: SBC15OFF
5K - $34 (Race day $39)
Team 4+ - $31 (Race day $36)
Kinder (Kids) Run - $12 (Race day $15)
Virtual 5K - $34 (Race day $39)
and LATER:
--Family-friendly games and activities
--Outdoor bars will keep the beer flowing
--Array of delicious German fare
--Exclusive Oktoberfest merchandise sales
--German games
--WeinZeit wine tasting with local Kansas City wineries
--Live entertainment on the main stage at the corner of Pennsylvania Ave. and Westport Rd.
--VIP ONLY: only BierHaus Tent – Enjoy Oktoberfest-style beers that are exclusively available during the event.

Sept 27-30-⚾ Kansas City ROYALS vs Cleveland Indians (AL Central), Kauffman Stadium, 1 Royal Way, Kansas City, Missouri 64129; TV: FOX Sports KC; Website; TICKETS ONLINE
Thu 7:15pm CDT; GordoNation
Fri 7:15pm CDT; Futures Night
Sat 6:15pm CDT; Fan Appreciation Night
Sun 2:15pm CDT; Radio: KYYS-1250 AM; 2018 Team Photo/2019 Early Bird Schedule

Sept 28-Red Cross BLOOD DRIVE; Emergency need for blood and platelets; Access RapidPass (must be done day of donation); www.redcrossblood.org
Medical Plaza West
12200 W 106th Street
Overland Park, KS 66215

Sept 28-
Shawnee German-American Club's
Oktoberfest In Shawnee!
Shawnee Civic Centre; 13817 Johnson Dr, Shawnee, Kansas 66216; MAP; 5:30-10pm; Admission is FREE for the Entire Family! This fun and festive event features authentic German food, beverages and outside beer garden. German or not, this event is wunderbar! Hosted by Shawnee German-American Club; Facebook Page; Website
Food items include:
• Bratwurst, Bierocks, Warm German Potato Salad, Red Cabbage, Apple Strudel, Black Forest Cake, Hot Dogs
Beverage items include:
• German Beers, featuring KC Bier Co. beers, and wines
Everything locally sourced.
Shop local - Buy local.

- The Alpen Spielers!; Alpen Spielers video
- Honky Tonk Trio! outside beer garden patio
TRADITIONAL DANCING: from The Blautaler Schuhplatter group of Kansas City!; The Blautaler Schuhplatter video
CHILDREN'S ACTIVITIES: a variety of activities in the Kinderhall (Shawnee Town Museum)
Greggo the Balloon Artist will be back!

Sept 28-Last Friday of every month:
KC Critical Mass Bicycle Ride, Sunfresh Market in Westport. 4001 Mill St. Kansas City, MO 64111; Meet in back lot, off 40th and Pennsylvania; MAP; Meet at 6:30pm, Ride at 7pm (Check website to re-confirm); FREE; Critical Mass is a parade, not a race. Make sure you’re not leaving people behind. If the group starts to spread out, slow down and mass up! Critical Mass is a bicycling event held the last Friday of every month in hundreds of cities around the world. The purpose of Critical Mass is nothing formalized beyond the direct action of meeting at a set location and traveling as a group through city on bike. Come celebrate the freedom of traveling under your own power. We also hope to promote the bicycle as a viable means of transportation, expressing ourselves and have a lot of fun! The slowest rider determines the pace. The point is to be here, on our bicycles, enjoying the city. Although there is no set route, we will typically visit the popular areas in urban Kansas City. There are periodic breaks in between. Toward the end there is usually a stop where people can buy food and drink; Facebook Page; www.kccriticalmass.com

Sept 28-Granny B's Many Men Sketch & Stand Up comedy showcase, Uptown Arts Bar, 3611 Broadway, KCMO 64111; 6:30-9:00pm; Free Parking; Casual Dress; Moneisha Williams: 816-522-3532; Moekee7.7@gmail.com
$10/advance, $15/Door; TICKETS ONLINE

Sept 28-Car Seat Headrest w/ Naked Giants, Crossroads KC at Grinders, 417 E 18th St, Kansas City, MO 64108; Doors 7:00pm, Show 8:00pm; All ages; Website

Sept 28-29-Lee's Summit Oktoberfest, Downtown Lee’s Summit, Missouri between 2nd and 4th streets and Green and Jefferson streets; FREE to attend, including live entertainment and performances; Possible costs include carnival, food, drinks, Home Brew Competition, pony rides and souvenirs; food and drink sales in the Biergarten, Sportzelt and Brat Tents are CASH ONLY. ATMs are available on site; Website
Enjoy Kids Street, arts and crafts, German meals, beer and brat tents, the Biergarten, carnival, the Sportzelt, live entertainment, contests, a Rootbiergarten, home brew tasting, German dancers and much more
PARKING: Free parking is available at the City Hall Parking Garage at 2nd and Green Street
5pm Clint Martinez Trio with special appearance by John Irons of The Underdogs
6:30pm SouthTown
8:30pm .38 Special Forces
1pm Wyatt Music Center presents Jake Fuller
4:30pm The Underdogs
6:30pm The Instamatics
8:30pm Elton Dan & The Rocket Band
6pm Mindy’s Dance Center
7pm LSHS & LSW Theatre Departments
7:45pm Kansas City Dance Company
9pm BPM Dance Complex
10:30am Baby Contest Registration
11am Baby Contest
Noon Dave’s Gymnastics Factory
12:45pm The Dance Revolution
1:30pm The Pointe Dance
2:15pm Pak’s Academy Prime Taekwondo
3:15pm Susan’s World of Dance
4:15pm School of Rock
5:30pm Stay Fit
6:15pm Shoal Creek Revival
7:30pm LSN Theatre Department
7:45pm Monica’s School of Dance
German Meals served from 5-9pm
6-9pm – Brian McCarty Band
7pm – Celebrity Grape Stomp
9-11pm – Play DJ
German Meals served from 4-9pm
Noon–3pm – People’s Choice Home Brew Tasting Event (tickets required)
3pm – Sam Adams Stein Hoisting Competition
4-7pm – The Alpen Spielers
4:45, 5:45 & 6:45pm – Schuhplattler Verein Blautaler Dancers
8-10:30pm – The Moose (Neo-psychedelic alternative funk)
5–11pm Friday
10am-11pm Saturday
Noon–4pm Sunday (Carnival Only)

Sept 28-29-The American Royal ProRodeo (PRCA), Hale Arena, American Royal Complex, 1701 American Royal Ct., Kansas City, MO 64102; MAP; It’s the best time you can have in the dirt! Each rodeo packed with bulls, barrels, mutton bustin’ and mini broncs; (816) 221-9800; Info; Website
Happy Hour specials at 5:30pm in the Tailgate.
Rodeo performances:
Friday - 7:30pm
ProRodeo - 2:00pm and 7:30pm
Calf Scramble - 5:00-8:30pm (during intermission of the ProRodeo)
After the rodeo in the Pendleton Whisky Tailgate:
Hudson Drive (Friday) and Phil Vandel (Saturday) while enjoying a bite from the food trucks and playing tailgate games. Get your tickets today!
Tickets are available walk-up at the Municipal Auditorium Box Office (301 W 13th St. Kansas City, MO 64105), 10am-5pm Monday-Friday, all Ticketmaster locations, charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000, or TICKETS ONLINE (Ticketmaster)
11th annual Calf Scramble
•  One of the most exciting events of the American Royal; Provides students in 7th through 12th grade an opportunity to compete for a chance to receive a voucher to purchase a weanling heifer to raise for the next year.

Sept 28-30-Liberty Fall Festival, Liberty MO, 1170 W Kansas St, Ste H, Liberty, Missouri 64068; 816.781.5200; info@libertyfallfest.com; www.libertyfallfest.com
ARTS/CRAFTS 175 quality Arts and Crafts booths including original designs in a variety of art such as: textiles, wearable art, hand-crafted ceramics, decorative and functional wood, jewelry, leather, photography, paintings, drawings, prints, and metal work
CARNIVAL in the parking lot at the intersection of Kansas & Missouri
open at 5pm on Friday; 30 tickets for $20 or $1 each. Wristbands $20 on Sunday only from Noon-4pm
FOOD/DRINK sold throughout the festival to benefit local non-profit groups so enjoy the food and support a cause.
PARKING free to the public and there are several public parking lots in the area and on-street parking is allowed. Limited handicapped parking is available.
2nd Stage - Main at Mississippi
Main Stage - Rooney Justice Center
Booths Open - 11:00am-9:00pm
Golf Cart Shuttle - Noon - 6:00pm
Carnival Open - 5:00-10:30pm
Liberty Ukuladies - 6:00-7:00pm; Corner of Kansas & Main
LIVE MUSIC - BROTHERS WALKER Contestants on The Voice - 7:00-9:00pm; Main Stage
Booths Open - 9:00am-9:00pm -
Carnival Open - 9:00am-10:30pm -
Parade - 11:00am; Kansas and Franklin Streets; PARADE ROUTE
Phoenix Athletic Facility - 11:30am-Noon; 2nd Stage
Julia Reynolds - Noon-1:00pm; 2nd Stage
Golf Cart Shuttle - Noon-Dark
Close Shave - 1:00-2:00pm; 2nd Stage
MelRoe's School of Dance - 2:30-3:00pm; 2nd Stage
Ashlynne Grey - 3:00-4:00pm; 2nd Stage
Tea Abuselidze - 4:00-5:00pm; 2nd Stage
Studio Liberty Dance & Glee - 5:00-5:30pm; 2nd Stage
LIVE MUSIC- TBD - 5:00-6:30pm - Main Stage
Elite Dance Company - 5:30-6:00pm; 2nd Stage
Little Niangua - 6:00-7:00pm; 2nd Stage
LIVE MUSIC - CASI JOY Contestant on The Voice - 7:00-9:00pm; Main Stage
St. Stephen Lutheran Church Service - 10:30am; Main Stage
LIVE MUSIC - POTTER'S CLAY - 11:30am; Main Stage
Booths in Carnival Area Open - Noon-4:00pm
Carnival Open - Noon - 4:00pm

Sept 28-30-7th Annual
Universal Film Festival
, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, 1400 Main Street, Kansas City, Mo. 64105; Full menu served (inside) each theater; 1.816.474.9988; info@universalfilmfestival.com; Facebook Page; universalfilmfestival.com
6:00pm - Opening night registration
Red carpet Photo Opportunity/ Promo
Cash Bar
Meet and Greet Producers, Directors, Actors and Actresses
6:30pm - Welcome message in Theater
Screening selected trailers
7:15-7:30pm - Screening short movie
7:30pm - Screening Documentary
SATURDAY – 4:00-10:00pm - Selected films screened
2:00-7:45pm - Selected films screened
8:00pm - Awards Ceremony – Theater 2
PARKING: validated for 13th St. between Walnut and Grand; $1.00 after 5:00pm Mon-Fri; Free on weekends

Sept 28-30-THE ILLUSIONISTS - Live From Broadway, Starlight Theatre, 4600 Starlight Road, Kansas City, MO 64132; MAP; Gate Time: 7:00pm, Show Time: 8:00pm; Broadway National Tour; kcstarlight.com
Suitable for all audiences.
Duration: 2 hours, with intermission
Showcases the jaw-dropping talents of five of the most incredible illusionists on earth. This magical production has shattered box office records across the globe as it dazzles audiences of all ages with a powerful mix of the most outrageous and astonishing acts ever seen on stage. A non-stop show packed with thrilling and sophisticated magic of unprecedented proportions!
TICKETS: Starlight Ticket Services; TICKETS ONLINE / INFO;
SEASON TICKETS: 816-363-7827
PARKING: $7 per vehicle for grass parking and $12 per vehicle for paved parking.

Sept 29-Red Cross BLOOD DRIVE; Emergency need for blood and platelets; Access RapidPass (must be done day of donation); www.redcrossblood.org
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints-
15915 W 143rd Street
Olathe, KS 66062
Overland Park Masonic Lodge
8109 Overland Park Dr.
Overland Park, KS 66204

Sept 29-4th Annual
FESTIVAL OF THE LOST TOWNSHIP, "green space" at Raytown Rd & E 62nd St, Raytown, MO 64133; MAP; 1-5pm (VIP starts at Noon); Enjoy local craft beers as well as many beers not available in the KC area. We will again be joined by Brewtopia bringing a bevy of home brewers from throughout the region. We’ll also have distillers, coffee brewers and some other tasty drinks. Music and 6 food trucks will be on hand as well; 21+ to enter the beer tents. Please make sure you have your id with you! Larry Schulze: (816) 810-1978; larry@tayloredways.com; Facebook Page; Website
History of Raytown ("The Lost Township")
The state of Missouri was admitted to the Union in 1821. At this time, Jackson County was not part of the state, but the treaty of 1826 added this land at a cost of $800.00.
Townships were surveyed in 1826, and in 1827 the county was formed and named for our seventh president, Andrew Jackson. The land in township 49 was accidentally not put up for sale and was therefore referred to as "The Lost Township." Families lived there, however, and were known as "squatters" since they did not own the land. After a survey in 1843, the land was sold and the "squatters" became landowners.
Proceeds Benefit Raytown Three Trails Kiwanis
TICKETS: Non-refundable event; rain or shine; TICKETS ONLINE
General Admission $45
VIP $65 includes an hour early (noon), a special tent to enjoy the festivities with private privies, a special large tasting glass and a $5 food coupon to be used at any of the food trucks.
Raytown Three Trails Kiwanis: This is one of their largest fundraisers organized in order to better accomplish their goals in helping children locally and around the world.

Sept 29-NKC Music Fest, 1761 Burlington St, North Kansas City, MO 64116; 1:00pm-midnight; www.nkcmusicfest.com
VENUES: All within walking distance:
Chicken N Pickle • Calibration Brewery • Velo Garage & Tap House • The Rino • Restless Spirits Distilling • FM Music Vintage Sounds • Steel's Used Books • Christine's Firehouse
Norman Jackson Band • Nick Schnebelen Band • Berwanger • Kadesh Flow • Gerald Trimble & Jambaroque • Jessica Paige • The Big Iron • Mikal Shapiro • Chris Meck & The Second Sons • Violet Dream • Brody Buster's One Man Band • Hannah Norris & The Band • Ex Acrobat • Hans Gruber and the Die Hards • Deco Auto • Into The Sun • Headlight Rivals • Jillian Riscoe • The Runaway Sons • JC & The Nuns • The Kelihans (KC Irish) • Joseph Warren & The Wanderlust Revival • Drop A Grand • Jon Stubblefield • The Highway • Steel's Variety Show • Roswell Greys
TICKETS: $10 wristband includes access to participating venues; Pick-up at gate the day of event or TICKETS ONLINE

Sept 29-The Natural Wine Festival, 1900 Building, 1900 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Mission Woods, KS 66205; 2:00-5:00pm; Enjoy tastings of pet-nats, organic, biodynamic and natural wines, shop cool local vendors in a fabulous setting complete with live music and light bites. Learn about what natural wine is, the processes of how it’s made and more! Website
A portion of the proceeds will go to Kanbe’s Market – a 501c not-for-profit “dedicated to eliminated food deserts in KC”
TICKETS: $35 – $80; No Refunds; (tiered):
$35 (GA + raffle ticket)
$65 (GA, raffle ticket, tote bag)
$80 (early admission, raffle ticket, tote, ticket to Mountainfilm On Tour)

Sept 29-The 22st Annual
St John’s Oktoberfest
, in St John’s parking lot, 1234 Kentucky St, Lawrence, KS 66044; MAP; 4-10pm; Following a special 4:30pm Polka Mass, this will be an evening of music, dancing, authentic German food and premium beers, and activities for children. Bring the entire family for a fun night at St. John! Facebook Page; Website
MENU (Prices subject to change)
Schnitzel $5.00 • Bierock $5.00 • Bratwurst with Bun $4.00 • Cabbage Roll (each) $3.00 • Hot Dog with Bun $2.00 • Sauerkraut $2.00 • German Potato Salad $2.00
Also Available: Pretzels, Desserts, Apple Cider, Coffee, Soda Pop, and German Beer!
Paulaner Munich Lager • Paulaner Oktoberfest Märzen • Paulaner Salvator Doppelbock • Free State Octoberfest • Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier Dunkel (WP Hefe Dunkel) • Austin Eastciders Original Dry Cider

Sept 29-GERMANIA CLUB'S SAUERBRATEN DINNER!!! American Legion Hall, 7500 West 75th Street, Overland Park, Kansas; Map; $15.00; Come and enjoy a delicious meal!! www.germaniakc.org; Facebook Page
Reservations by Wednesday, September 26th: Karen (913) 381-8273
Cocktails 6:00pm, cash bar
Dinner 7:00pm
Red Cabbage
Mashed Potatoes

Sept 29-Weston Tobacco Festival, Our Lounge, 357 Main St, Weston MO 64098; This is a PRIVATE event for members of our Aficionado Club. Memberships are available for purchase in store; 816-386-4086; zeb@westontobacco.com; www.westontobacco.com
The headline guest this year will be Island Jim.
We're proud to serve free beer during Tobacco fest from our home town brewery Weston Brewing Company.
For 2018 you will recieve two meal vouchers when you check in at Tobacco Fest.

Sept 29-Fountain City Roller Derby
Championship Games!
B&D Skating Rink, 13903 E Noland Ct, Independence, MO 64055; Doors open at 6pm. First whistle starts the action at 6:30pm!; $12, Kids Under 13 are FREE! Come out and enjoy fun, fast and full contact roller derby; Each game this season, we will be collecting items to benefit a variety of local charities. For each item you bring to the game and donate, you will receive a raffle ticket for a super fun prize! fountaincityrollerderby.com

Sept 29-BoDeans w/ Freddy Jones Band, Crossroads KC at Grinders, 417 E 18th St, Kansas City, MO 64108; Doors 7:00pm, Show 8:00pm; All ages; Website

Sept 29-Carlsen Center Presents
MOMIX: 'Opus Cactus'
, Yardley Hall, Carlsen Center, 12345 College Blvd, Overland Park, KS 66210 (JCCC campus); MAP; 8pm; Website

Sept 29-The Oak Ridge Boys, Ameristar Casino Hotel, 3200 N Ameristar Dr, Kansas City, Missouri 64161; 8:30pm; $35 - $40; Facebook Page; Website

Sept 29-30-OPEN SPACES, The Village in Swope Park, south of the Southeast Community Center, 4201 E 63rd St, Kansas City, MO 64130; MAP; All activities within the Village are FREE and open to the public! openspaceskc.com
Lonnie Holley - 4:30-6:00pm; Visual artist, musician and educator
Free Prints in the Park - 12:00-3:00pm; live printmaking w/ a homemade portable etching press
Kansas City Rumba Collective - 12:30-2:00pm; unique Afro-Cuban music
Leaf Collage with Amanda Burkhart - 3:00-4:00pm
Mucca Pazza - 4:00-5:30pm; instrumental music and performance ensemble formed in Chicago; 30 active members

Sept 29-30-The 42nd Season of
Kansas City Renaissance Festival:
Wine & Romance Delight
, 628 N 126th St., Bonner Springs, KS 66012; MAP; 10:00am-7:00pm each day; The 16th century village offers a day like no other to eager visitors from across the Midwest. A one of a kind experience - Relive history the fun way! Rain or shine; Free Parking; Contact KC Renfest; www.kcrenfest.com
Immerse yourselves in Romance of the Renaissance era! Indulge in a Royal Wine or Chocolate & Mead Tasting! Couple’s Water Balloon Contest; Couple’s Costume Contest; Newly Wed Game
SATURDAY: Celebrate love! Witness couples renew their wedding vows or exchange them for the first time!
HARVESTERS FOOD DRIVE – Donate 5 non-perishable food items and receive $5 off a regular priced Adult admission ticket! Please, no expired food!


Sept 29-30-Teacher Appreciation Days, the Kansas City Zoo, 6800 Zoo Dr, Kansas City, Missouri 64132; Website

Sept 29-Oct 7 (Weekends)-40TH ANNUAL
, Louisburg Cider Mill, 14730 K68 Highway, Louisburg, KS 66053-8223; MAP; FREE admission and parking; 913-837-5202; Facebook Page; www.louisburgcidermill.com
HOURS: Festival - 8am-6pm
Country Store (open year round) -
Mon-Sat 8am-6pm; Sun 9am-6pm
8:30-11am - Louisburg Lions Pancake Breakfast
11am - Live music on stage - with a bluegrass or country flare
• Cider and donut-making
• Watch how apples are freshly pressed into 100% pure apple cider — from initial washing to the actual press.
• Pony rides, inflatable slide, hill slide, visit with farm animals
• Our jumping pillow is a $2 bracelet with the purchase of a ticket.
• Arts and craft booths
• Picnic areas
• Great photo opportunities
• The 10-acre Maze & Pumpkin Patch area has an $10 admission, children 3 and under are free; includes hay wagon ride Pumpkins sold separately, $3-$15
Pumpkins also available for purchase at our Country Store without Maze or Pumpkin Patch admission
FOOD/DRINK for purchase: fresh hot or cold cider, cider doughnuts, dipped caramel apples, Lost Trail Root Beer, homemade kettle corn and other unique fare like fried pickles

Sept 30-Red Cross BLOOD DRIVE; Emergency need for blood and platelets; Access RapidPass (must be done day of donation); www.redcrossblood.org
KCI CrossFit
10767 N. Ambassador Drive
Kansas City, MO 64153

Sept 30-One Love
Memorial Motorcycle Run benefit for Jennifer Beckerman Trust Fund, Ihe Red Eye, 6102 State Ave, Kansas City, Kansas 66102; Noon-6pm; Please join Savannah as she spreads ONE LOVE along some of Jennifer's favorite Kansas roads; Facebook Page
• 2-, 3-, and 4-wheels are welcome. ♥
• In the case of inclement weather, and announcement will be made in this event with a new date. The announcement will be made by 8am the day of the ride.
• When you arrive at the Red Eye, please sign in at the designated table. Donations for the Beckerman trust fund will be accepted in cash form only, and you can do so at the sign in table.
• Please note that you should eat and fuel before we start - food will not be provided on this ride. We will have time at each stop to grab a quick bite to eat if need be.
• 12:45pm - a short safety meeting
• 1:00pm - kick stands up
• We will be making stops at Kobi's, Slow Ride, Helen's HillTop and more.

Sept 30-Barktoberfest '18, Kansas City Bier Company, 310 W 79th St, Kansas City, Missouri 64114; Noon-5pm; 100% of the silent auction proceeds and $1 from each specialty beer will benefit the homeless animals of Rescue K-911; Grab your dog and come join us on the patio at KC Bier CO! We'll enjoy a beautiful Fall day (hopefully) and good company! we'll have multiple vendors there for your shopping pleasure; Kid Friendly; Facebook Page

Sept 30-⚽ SPORTING Kansas City vs Real Salt Lake, Children's Mercy Park, 1 Sporting Way, Kansas City, KS 66111; MAP; 4:00-6:00pm CT; Childhood Cancer Awareness Day: Coca-Cola Sunday Family 4-Pack (4 tickets, 4 Coca-Cola products, 4 chips, 4 hot dogs) for $125; Broadcast: FOX Sports 1; www.sportingkc.com

Sept 30-Indigo Girls w/ Lucy Wainwright Roche, Crossroads KC, 417 E 18th St, Kansas City, Missouri 64108; Doors 7:00pm, Show 8:00pm; All Ages; Website


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